The three models in the CUBE-XL Bass Amplifier series—the CUBE-20XL BASS, CUBE-60XL BASS, and CUBE-120XL BASS—range in power from 20 to 120 watts

Los Angeles, CA (January 14, 2011) -- Roland announces the new CUBE-XL BASS Amplifier series, a significant update to the bass amp segment of the million-selling CUBE amplifier family. The CUBE-XL Bass Amplifiers offer bassists of all levels the very best in portable and affordable amplification.

The three models in the CUBE-XL Bass Amplifier series—the CUBE-20XL BASS, CUBE-60XL BASS, and CUBE-120XL BASS—range in power from 20 to 120 watts, so there’s an amp to meet the needs of everyone from bedroom jammers to gigging professionals. Features include a high-performance DSP engine for superb tone, multiple COSM amp models (including the new Super Low amp on the CUBE-120XL BASS and CUBE-60XL BASS), updated effects (including the new Drive and Poly Octave), onboard phrase looping (CUBE-120XL BASS and CUBE-60XL BASS), and Power Squeezer (CUBE-60XL BASS and CUBE-20XL BASS) and SOLO functions.

Built with premium, durable components, the CUBE-XL BASS amplifiers are ready for the long haul. Notable construction features include high-grade plywood cabinets, full-length corner guards, and metal grilles for the ultimate speaker protection. Additionally, the amps are equipped with custom-designed speakers (including two-way coaxial speakers on the CUBE-120XL BASS and CUBE-60XL BASS) and custom flared ports (CUBE-120XL BASS and CUBE-60XL BASS) for a tight, punchy sound and superior deep bass performance. The CUBE-XL BASS amplifiers are scheduled to ship in January 2011.



CUBE-120XL BASS
MSRP: $749
Power Output: 120W
Speaker: 12" Coaxial
COSM Amps: 8 types, including Super Low
Effects: 7 types
SOLO Function: Included (Memory)
Looper: 80 seconds
Power Squeezer: ―
Tuner: Included
AUX IN: Included


CUBE-60XL BASS

MSRP: $569
Power Output: 60W
Speaker: 10” Coaxial
COSM Amps: 8 types, including Super Low
Effects: 7 types
SOLO Function: Included (Memory)
Looper: 80 seconds
Power Squeezer: Included
Tuner: Included
AUX IN: Included


CUBE-20XL BASS
MSRP: $299
Power Output: 20W
Speaker: 8”
COSM Amps: 6 types
Effects: 7 types
SOLO Function: Included (Boost)
Looper: ―
Power Squeezer: Included
Tuner: Included
AUX IN: Included

For more information:
Roland

Source: Press Release
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Beginner

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